Child Psychology is one of the courses offered by Faculty of Applied Social Sciences (FASS) at Open University Malaysia (OUM). This course is offered to all students taking the Bachelor of Psychology with Honours. This module aims to impart the basic concepts and mechanisms inherent in the process of human development from conception to adolescence. This module should be able to form a strong foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology.
Episode 1 - History, Theory and Research Methods in Child Psychology
Episode 1 introduces you to the concepts and issues in the study of children. We first look at the history of early ideas, and then at contemporary theories about children. We then look at the approaches or methods used to study children and the ethics in conducting research with children.
Episode 2 - Heredity and Environment
Episode 2 describes how new lives are formed and the mechanism of heredity. This topic highlights basic arguments on the influence of heredity and environment. It also explains how heredity and environment work together.
Episode 3 - Prenatal Development and Birth
Episode 3 examines prenatal development and birth. It examines the effects of maternal stress, fear and anxiety on the fetus.
Episode 4 - Infancy: Sensation, Perception and Learning
Episode 4 discusses infants' sensation, perception and learning. It examines infants preparedness for learning and also the biological preparedness.
Episode 5 - The Child's Growth: Brain, Body, Motor Skills and Sexual Maturation
Episode 5 examines the child's growth: brain, body, motor skills and sexual maturation. It also discusses role of family in development.
Episode 6 - Emotional Development and Attachment
Episode 6 discusses the emotional development and attachment of young children. It also examines attachment relationships between parents and children.